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The developer of Harborplace bought 128 rowhomes in East Baltimore

A year ago, the developer P. David Bramble closed a real estate deal he calls critical to Baltimore’s future, central to his legacy and more difficult than almost any other project in his real estate portfolio. He’s talking about rowhomes. Two months before his firm MCB Real Estate finalized the $83 million purchase of Harborplace — the twin pavilions along Baltimore’s Inner Harbor — Bramble spent $14.3 million on a deal with a much lower profile.

James Beard names Baltimore restaurant finalist for 2024 awards

A Baltimore restaurant made the shortlist for the prestigious James Beard Awards, putting it in the running for a prize considered to be the Oscars of the food industry. Clavel Mezcaleria in Remington was named a finalist in the Outstanding Bar category, the James Beard Foundation announced Wednesday.

Numerous MoCo restaurants receive RAMMY nods

Multiple eateries and restaurateurs in Montgomery County were nominated Monday for RAMMY Awards, which are presented by the Restaurant Association Metropolitan Washington. Winners will be announced at the 42nd Annual RAMMYS Awards Gala on July 21, which “honors excellence in the restaurant and foodservice industry in the Washington, D.C., area across a range of categories celebrating culinary concepts, service, and individuals,” according to the association’s website.

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5 facts that help quantify the Port of Baltimore’s significance

Nearly two weeks after a cargo ship struck the Francis Scott Key Bridge, causing it to collapse, one of the East Coast’s busiest ports remains largely cut off from the seas. The reach of the Port of Baltimore is vast, and it could lose an estimated $15 million per day while closed. (Photo credit: Jerry Jackson/Baltimore Sun Staff)

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Over 50 businesses have found their way to Towson since 2020

Business in Towson is booming. Over 50 different businesses have found their way to Towson since the beginning of 2020, according to Nancy Hafford, Executive Director of Towson’s Chamber of Commerce. “Towson has become more of the urban environment in Baltimore County; it’s sort of like a mini downtown, but it’s a safe place to go,” Hafford said.

Maryland lawmakers approve plan to rebuild Pimlico Race Course, transfer to state control

Maryland lawmakers approved a plan to rebuild Baltimore’s storied but antiquated Pimlico Race Course and transfer the track to state control in the waning hours of the state’s legislative session on Monday. The measure would use $400 million in state bonds to rebuild the home of the second jewel of horse racing’s Triple Crown, the Preakness Stakes.

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Baltimore company lands ‘Shark Tank’ deal with Mark Cuban

A Baltimore company won $150,000 in investment from celebrity investors Mark Cuban and Emma Grede on ABC’s popular “Shark Tank” show. Dawn Myers, the CEO of Richualist, won over the panel with a presentation on Friday about her hair care device, the Mint. After years of research and development, she plans to use the investment to bring the product to a broader market, targeting Black customers with highly textured hair.

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D.C. United want a soccer stadium in Baltimore. Residents feel left in the dark.

Kim Lane, executive director of Pigtown Main Street, said the organization isn’t establishing a position about a proposed multi-use soccer stadium because there hasn’t been enough information shared about the project. She questions the “public process” involved in identifying Carroll Park as one of two sites the Maryland Stadium Authority and D.C. United are considering in Baltimore to build a 7,500-seat stadium.

Assistance available for local businesses impacted by Francis Scott Key Bridge incident

The Washington County Department of Business and Economic Development is seeking input on how the recent collapse of the Francis Scott Key Bridge may have impacted businesses in the community. Businesses can submit their names, contact information, details of any disruptions, damage or losses the business is experiencing as a result of the bridge collapse via email to Linda Spence, Business Specialist for the Department of Business and Economic Development at LSpence@WashCo-MD.net.

Maryland’s 10 billionaires ranked by net worth, according to Forbes

Greater Baltimore’s wealthiest resident in 2023 moved to Florida, and now his cousin and business partner is the region’s richest man. Billionaire Jim Davis of Cockeysville, 64, is worth $4.4 billion, according to Forbes’ 2024 World’s Billionaires List. At No. 712 on the list, that leaves Davis as the richest man in Greater Baltimore after his cousin — Ravens owner Steve Bisciotti — moved to Hobe Sound, Florida.

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